DigitalDreamDoor.com
  Custom Search of DDD
 Home
Rap/Hip-Hop Lists
 Music Lists Index
 Music Forum



2015 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

100 Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyrical Performances

see on mobile
Criteria: This list was based on innovation, complexity, skill, and timelessness. Please note that the song is credited to the artist who's verse is the most impressive or memorable. (If the song was recorded by a group; it is noted in the parenthesis)

Edited By: Stereo Williams (HipHopBlog.com)
Last Updated: 11-19-2010



Share on Tumblr
100 Greatest Rap Lyrical Performances
  1. Set It Off - Big Daddy Kane
  2. Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em - Rakim (Eric B. & Rakim)
  3. Kick In the Door - Notorious B.I.G.
  4. Follow the Leader - Rakim (Eric B. & Rakim)
  5. Kool Is Back - Kool G Rap
  6. Da Art of Storytellin' Part II - Andre 3000 (OutKast)
  7. Thought @ Work - Black Thought (The Roots)
  8. Ebonics - Big L
  9. Raw - Big Daddy Kane
10. Dead Presidents Pt II - Jay-Z
11. Unbelievable - Notorious B.I.G.
12. I Refuse Limitation - Cee-Lo Green (Goodie MOB)
13. Portrait of A Masterpiece - The D.O.C.
14. Super Lyrical - Big Punisher
15. Life's A Bitch - AZ (Nas)
16. I Run This - Slick Rick
17. Lyrics of Fury - Rakim (Eric B. & Rakim)
18. Resurrection - Common Sense
19. Conceited Bastard - Ras Kass
20. Gold Watch - Lupe Fiasco
21. Wrath of Kane - Big Daddy Kane
22. Can I Live - Jay-Z
23. If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) - Nas
24. A Life in the Day of Benjamin Andre - Andre 3000 (Outkast)
25. Exhibit C - Jay Electronica
26. Children's Story - Slick Rick
27. If I Die 2Nite - 2Pac
28. They Down With Us - Scarface
29. Lausd - Chali 2Na (Jurassic 5)
30. Once Again It's On - Treach (Naughty By Nature)
31. Play It Again, Polo - Kool G Rap
32. I Got A Story to Tell - Notorious B.I.G.
33. I Just Don't Give A Fuck - Eminem
34. Millennium - Andre 3000 (Outkast)
35. Triumph - Inspectah Deck (Wu-Tang Clan)
36. Murdergram - LL Cool J
37. Name of the Game - Talib Kweli (Reflection Eternal)
38. Yes Yes Yall - Redman
39. Verbal Intercourse - Nas (Raekwon)
40. Batting Practice - A Plus (Souls of Mischief)
41. Step Into A World (Rapture's Delight) - KRS-One
42. Always & Forever - Rakim
43. Zealots - Lauryn Hill (The Fugees)
44. Quills - Black Thought (The Roots)
45. Victory - Notorious B.I.G. (Puff Daddy)
46. Doggy Dogg World - Kurupt (Snoop Doggy Dogg)
47. 22 Two's - Jay-Z
48. The Grain - Ghostface Killah
49. Renegade - Eminem (Jay-Z)
50. Heartz of Men - 2Pac
51. Dance For Me - Queen Latifah
52. Lick the Balls - Slick Rick
53. Nature of the Threat - Ras Kass
54. Criminology - Raekwon
55. Rock Co. Kane Flow - MF Doom (De La Soul)
56. I Go To Work - Kool Moe Dee
57. Breakadawn - Posdnous (De La Soul)
58. Labels - GZA
59. Blazing Arrow - Blackilicious
60. Til I Collapse - Eminem
61. Untouchables - Rakim (Eric B. & Rakim)
62. Headaches and Woes - Aceyalone
63. The Truth - Beanie Sigel
64. It's A Big Daddy Thing - Big Daddy Kane
65. Breathe - Fabolous
66. Ice Water - Ghostface Killah (Raekwon)
67. The Pledge (Eternal Sunshine) - Jay Electronica
68. Craziest - Treach (Naughty By Nature)
69. All For the Love - Jadakiss (The LOX)
70. Dreams - Phonte (Little Brother)
71. Big Ole Words (Damn) - Cee-Lo Green
72. What's My Name, Yo? - MC Lyte
73. Temperature's Rising - Prodigy (Mobb Deep)
74. Notorious Thugs - Notorious B.I.G.
75. Can't Front On Me - C.L. Smooth (Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth)
76. Ready Or Not - Lauryn Hill (The Fugees)
77. Arhythamaticulas - Aceyalone
78. Thug Love - Bizzy Bone (Bone Thugs N Harmony)
79. Right Where You Stand - Jadakiss (GangStarr)
80. Speed - Eightball (Eightball & MJG)
81. You Must Learn - Pharoah Monche (Organized Confusion)
82. Treat 'Em Right - Chubb Rock
83. Get By - Talib Kweli
84. I Shot Ya (remix) - LL Cool J
85. Boom! - Black Thought (The Roots)
86. Long Kiss Goodnight - Notorious B.I.G.
87. Rewind - Nas
88. Deltron 3030 - Del the Funkee Homosapien (Deltron 3030)
89. Symphony - Kool G Rap (The Juice Crew)
90. The BBQ - Rah Digga (Eternia)
91. Friend or Foe - Jay-Z
92. The Watcher, Pt. 2 - Rakim (Jay-Z)
93. Dr. Carter - Lil Wayne
94. Westside Slaughterhouse - Ice Cube (Westside Connection)
95. Ladies First - Monie Love (Queen Latifah)
96. Wannabemceez - KRS-One
97. (W.O.E.) World of Entertainment - Chali 2na (Jurassic 5)
98. Whoa! - Foxy Brown
99. GhettoMusick - Big Boi (Outkast)
100. Uptown Anthem - Treach (Naughty By Nature)
gangsta radio



Album Reviews
stargood kid, m.A.A.d. city
     by Kendrick Lamar - 2012






Amazon.com


Understand Rap: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics that You & Your Grandma Can Understand


Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary: The Extensive Hip & Rap Rhyming Dictionary for Rappers, Mcs and lyricists


Rap/Hip-Hop Timeline
spacer
10 Greatest Hip-Hop Dis Songs:
line

1. Hit 'Em Up - 2Pac feat. the Outlaws*
2. The Bridge Is Over - Boogie Down Productions
3. Ether - Nas
4. No Vaseline - Ice Cube
5. Jack the Ripper - LL Cool J
6. 2nd Round K.O. - Canibus
7. Takeover - Jay-Z
8. 10% Dis - MC Lyte
9. (Fuck Wit') Dre Day - Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg
10. Roxanne's Revenge - Roxanne Shante

* R.I.P. Tupac Shakur & Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace
   Let's hope hip-hop has learned from their untimely passing
   that 'beefs' should stay on wax.

2-Pac

Disclaimer: There is nothing 'Official' about these lists. They are compiled by the 'editor' using the
stated criteria, and revised considering the competent suggestions of visitors to this website only.

Forum

links to more music pages
More Rap/Hip-Hop Lists
More Songs, Artists, and Performances Lists
Greatest Rock Songs
Greatest Rock Ballads
Greatest Rock Anthems
Greatest Rock Instrumentals
1000 Songs Every Rock Fan Should Know
500 Greatest Popular Recordings Of All Time
Greatest Rock Debut Singles
Greatest Cover Songs
Top 10 Songs by Popular Rock Artists
Top 10 Songs by Metal Artists
Top 10 Songs 1950-1969
Top 10 Songs 1970-1979
Top 10 Songs 1980-1989
Top 10 Songs 1990-1999
Top 10 Songs 2000-2009
Greatest Popular Songs '20s
Greatest Popular Songs '30s
Greatest Popular Songs '40s
Greatest 'Roots of Rock' Songs '40s  
Greatest Rock Songs '50s
Greatest Rock Songs '60s
Greatest Rock Songs '70s
Greatest Rock Songs '80s
Greatest Rock Songs '90s
Greatest Rock Songs '00s
Greatest Alternative Songs
Greatest Rockabilly Songs
Greatest Girl Group Songs
Greatest Country Rock Songs
Greatest Southern Rock Songs
Greatest Folk Rock Songs
Greatest Beach Music Songs
Greatest Psychedelic Songs
Greatest Punk Rock Songs
Greatest Fusion Songs
Greatest Reggae Songs
Greatest R&B/Soul Songs
Greatest R&B/Soul Ballads
Greatest R&B Songs of the '90s
Greatest R&B Ballads of the '90s
Greatest Funk Songs
Greatest Motown Songs
Greatest Northern Soul Songs
Greatest Uptempo Doo-Wop Songs
Greatest Doo-Wop Ballads
Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Songs
Greatest Old School Hip Hop Records
Greatest Metal Songs
Greatest Thrash Metal Songs
Greatest Glam Metal Songs
500 Greatest Dance/Electronic Songs
Greatest Disco Songs
Greatest Dance Songs '80s
Greatest Dance Songs '90s
Greatest Trance Songs
Greatest Electro Songs
Greatest Freestyle Songs
Greatest House Songs
Greatest Miami Bass Songs
Greatest Latin Rock Songs
Greatest Latin Pop Songs 2000s
Greatest Blues Instrumentals
Greatest Novelty Songs
Wildest, Craziest & Quirkiest Songs
Greatest Car Songs
Greatest Summer Songs
Greatest Love Songs
Greatest Mother Songs
Greatest Father Songs
Greatest Alt Country Songs
Greatest Traditional Christmas Songs
Greatest Contemporary Christmas Songs
Top 100 Songs by Year
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
- - For Links to - -
Rock, Rap Hip-Hop, Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk, Classical, and more,
Click "Main Music Page" below.
Main Music Page Movie Lists Jokes and Quotes DigitalDreamDoor Home Page

- - This Page was created Jan. 5, 2004 - -
Click For Previous List To Compare.

DigitalDreamDoor.com is to be used for
entertainment, educational, or research purposes only.

Copyright © 2007 - DigitalDreamDoor.com

All photos are property and copyright of their owners and are provided for educational purposes only.

This "100 Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyrical Performances" page is only a part of
DigitalDreamDoor.com. To view the Home page click DigitalDreamDoor.com Home